Ms symptoms in dogs

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I did what most do. With my last relapse I googled all my sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> and came up with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I was fortunate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> that my diagnosis was confirmed by 3 neurologists (2 of them ms specialists) within about 10 weeks. 10 weeks is a nano second when it comes to the ms diagnostic journey many experience. One thing you may have learned in your travels is that ms is different for all of us. If you ask 100 people with ms to tell their stories you will hear 100 different stories.
in January I started pt for neck and hip pain and also I started training for my first marathon.My body crashed at the end of Feb. I seem to have a lot of the sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> but I have the added tics, involuntary sounds, sometimes it is like I keep coughing, involuntary jerks. My last check up with my neuro he detected more weakness and more balance problems. He finally recommended pt which I had my first evaluation Monday. 20 years ago the neuro wanted to label me with conversion reaction.
I haven't been diagnosed with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>, but it fits my sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> well. I'm still going through tests. Whatever it is, I have also noticed odd changes in my behavior as the symptoms have changed. Sometimes I get angry or sad or giddy when the emotion is not warranted or appropriate. I have trouble talking about it with friends and family too because no one seems to want to listen. And it seems like those who do listen feel obligated to do so, but they don't really care.
I don't know if anyone can answer this...if not, never mind. Misty is not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> any pain now, but she might get discomfort occasionally in the future. The vet recommended Paracetamol, as it doesn't interfere with blood clotting, as other pain relief for dogs can. He gave me some tablets. They are big and have "square" edges. Normally Misty is easy to give a tablet to. I wrap it in a piece of brown bread, potato or cheese, throw it at her and it goes right down without touching the sides!
Aspartame is said to produce sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> similar to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I should think that if you already have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> you don't need any more symptoms.
Vrenken and colleagues studied T1 changes in normal-appearing white and gray brain matter <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> patients with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. The researchers investigated T1 changes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 67 patients with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> and 24 healthy control volunteers. T1 graphs of normal appearing white and gray matter were significantly different for patients with ms than for controls. Moreover, these graphs differed among patients with ms based on the type of disease: secondary progressive (SP), relapsing-remitting (RR) or primary progressive (PP).
I really don't know why they want us to go to Mayo. I really feel they do not really know enough here (which they have been honest in saying this). Although, I don't think this is real common any where in children. I just know they have ruled out everything else. The dr. we see in Kansas City only specializes in ms and the dr. reports all state "suspected ms". They also say they can't totally rule out NMO. He has footdrop in the left and can't balance on one foot.
It helps if you're talking to an ms specialist, but that means an actual ms specialist, not somebody with a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> patients. I get several kinds of myoclonus. I don't get the arm jerks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the morning, but my legs are troublesome. Sometimes when I stand up my knee will bend back and forth really quickly, or the leg will bend and extend and my foot will tap the floor. My back will do a total twisty jerk thing that seems to go along with a rather pleasant paresthesia.
As you said, this is best addressed to your doctor, but I've never heard of Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs being beneficial for either the pain caused by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> damage or other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. When we relapse, we are often given actual steroids; straight-up, no chaser. These are the big dogs, because other options are not as effective.
i HAVE HAD SYMPTO<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> OF <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> FOR AT LEAST 12 OR MORE YEARS WITH, TinGLinG,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> HANDS AND FEET, VISION PROBLEms, BOWEL PROBLEms, MUSCLE AND JOinT PROBLEms,VAGinAL NUMBNESS, NUMBNESS BETWEEN MY TOES, WEIRD FEELinGS in MY HEAD, ELECTRICAL ZAPS ALONG MY SPinE ECT, TO MANY MORE TO NAME. i HAD 3 mri, 2 WERE NORMAL in 1996 AND 1999, HAD ANOTHER ONE in JAN 2006 BECAUSE i WAS HAVinG BAD HEADACHES AND TinGLinG in MY HANDS AND FEET, THIS IS WHAT THE MRI SAID, I GOT A COPY OF THE REPORT FROM MY NEURO.
You have a lot of the same sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> I have so I would definately get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> to your dr and see about getting some tests done and definately some referrals to specialty Dr's.
Jane D. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> indiana How long with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>: 36 years with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> Year DX: probable ms DX in 1973 Type of ms: Benign for many years then secondary progressive either about 10 yrs ago or since December, 2008-it's a judgment call About Jane: Hello, I guess I am a veteran mser. I had been married just a year when I went blind (over several days) in one eye.
....must be my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> .......... Sent by vic447 1 hour ago So we went to the new neuro, I asked her to what percentage do you think this is PPms, she said 80/20. YUK ! I have been pretty down > I am embarassed to say that ,when it is my husband that is sick. They are just giving him Baclofen for now. And we are to call if there are any changes. I guess we are waiting for the ugly ms monster to see if it is one headed or two.
Does extreme cold stress the body <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> and make sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> worse? I know heat can do this, but has anyone ever read if extreme cold can do things too? Thanks for your help. I am ready to put him on a plane to Phoenix to see his friend. and see if milder weather will help.
It's not uncommon to feel an increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> following exercise. Often this is due to Uhtoff's phenomenon and an increase <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> body temp. If you recover normal function once you've rested and cooled off, I see no reason why you shouldn't continue to exercise hard. Some people dx'ed with ms can run marathons.
I was recently Dx with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I also have a low B12 level. I have few sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. (Some double vision, "sticking" of the left eye, and some drooping of the right side of my face; all are intermittant) My MRI from 2001 had 19 leisions. (They were checking on my petuitary adnoma). The MRI from this year has 30 leisions. I wonder how much of the troubles that I am having are form the ms and how much are from the B12. My grip strenght has deminished.
Hi melissa, you're the second "old" member to check in and let us know that Lyme is in the picture. I'm sorry to hear this - getting treatment can be tediuous from what I understand. Use lots of patience waiting for the drugs to work. You are welcome to stick around here all you want, but there is a great Lyme forum here with very knowledgeable people who can help you make sense of it all. Congrats on finding some answers.... now on to the treatment.
Umm, riddle me this, Batman: Exactly what test are vets using to detemine a positive or negative test for lyme in dogs? Why are the test results for people doubted, but not the dogs? And if they can get a definitive "yes" in dogs, why aren't we "humans" getting the same type of test?
After I sent out my last post I then and went and looked around for what has been said about PP <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I should have done it the other way around. Sorry. One person said that PP <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> begins <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the spine, but my lesions are on my brain, I want so say frontal cortex, but without the MRI report here, I am only 95% sure of that. However my symptoms fit PP ms at this point a whole lot better than RR ms. But I am not a Dr., nor a Neurologist and I am quite aware of that.
led him to believe he was certain that I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. He told me that my sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> were text book, at this stage I new nothing about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I was placed in hospital with my first lot of IV steriods, brain MRI and a lumbar puncture. All my testing was normal, incl. bloods etc. of cause this MRI machine was an older style one. Fast forward to now, I have had over 7 MRIs of my brain, thoracic, cervical, lumbar spine etc. over the years, with my last MRI being of my lumbar and up to T11 last week.
He felt that with the white matter lesion, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my family, and my sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>, it warranted evaluation. It seemed like I went from being healthy and active, to nearly invalid status in a frighteningly short amount of time. With a dx of "unknown etiological cause of symptoms", how does your Neuro treat your symptoms?
i have a bad neck section that needs attention according to the MRIs and turning my head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the water results <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> more problems than benefits at times. my neuro wants the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> thing worked out before sending me to a neurosurgeon -- beats me if that is good logic or not, i have my doubts. anyways ms. Shell, i too have the sleep, fatigue issues and residuals that come with it. has been ongoing for years.... here's to you and you getting some quality sleep and some happy days ...
But I'm so d@mned exhaused that walking from the parking lot into Whole Foods just does me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>. I get my groceries, load them into the car, get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>, and take a nap! It's a good thing I grow a lot of my veggies in the yard (automatic drip watering)! I'm considering getting a permanent one. I just need to get over my vanity/pride. My neuro or PCP would give me one in a heartbeat.
When there's widespread numbness and tingling along with other scattered sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>, it's difficult to localize the lesion to specific spots <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the brain that may be damaged by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. However, there is a small amount of patients who DO have nonspecific, vague neurologic symptoms that don't localize anywhere and the MRI shows classic ms spots throughout the brain and spinal cord. in your case, though, the MRI (should have brain AND spine) was clean which makes the diagnosis of ms much less likely.
I am at the stage of dx where the doctors say probable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I have been reviewing comments. It is a comfort to find others who are experiencing the same things. The cognitive symptoms have been the worst for me. Somethings I found so weird I thought I had to be imagining them. Especially the typing words that did not resemble anywhere near what I was trying to type and spending 20 to 30 minutes trying to figure out how to spell something.
However, I have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> touch with patients with sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> very similar to mine who got it here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the States. My symptoms mimiced ms and IBS. My coinfection of Bartonella has made the GI and neuro symptoms worse. Joint pain is very common, but is not a required symptom. To me, it makes sense that a different tick can result in a variation of the bacteria that results is a somewhat different disease presentation.
I had to take a family member to the hospital recently which caused a spike <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> and new sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> that same day. I also received my appointment date for my neuology apt last week which also spiked anxiety making it all feel “real” which also brought back symptoms that had subsided and started some new ones. The eye pain comes and goes sporadically throughout the day or the week, although it is very mild at this point.
am home sick today trying to stay awake a bit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> case i can go to work tomorrow. have enough trouble sleeping without mess sleep/wake time up too. wow if that isn't optimism! sending positive thoughts that you get to feeling better fast.
Furthermore, he said my sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span> extended far beyond ALS sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>, to attacking multiple body sympto<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> addition, he said my “weakness” was actually muscle fatigue, not “objective muscle weakness” b/c I rate a 5+ on all of my strength tests with all limbs, hands and feet. At this point, many of my crazy neuro symptoms have subsided. What persists (and scares me) is my muscle weakness.
I am the local, sort of medical expert, being a retired physician and having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ms</span>. I have focused since my diagnosis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> March on finding out all I can about ms and especially about the twists and difficulties in getting a neurological diagnosis when the MRI is "great." That's what I was told, but the assessment was wrong and led to a 2 year delay in my diagnosis. Also, HUGE CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS! Amazing! Good job. Now we have to see why it didn't help!
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